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Gianfranco Zola: Former Chelsea striker appointed Maurizio Sarri's assistant

I play in a slightly different way so it will take some time. Real Madrid has reportedly launched a charm offensive for Eden Hazard after making him their number one target to replace now-departed Cristiano Ronaldo. He also compared Hazard with Napoli attacker Dries Mertens, who became one of the Partenopei's most prolific goal-scorers under Sarri's guidance during the last three years.

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Orioles Have Narrowed Focus In Manny Machado Talks

The Orioles are "definitely motivated" to get a deal done. The Los Angeles Dodgers were believed to be the leaders before Tuesday's All-Star Game among the teams to land Machado. He's now hitting.315 with 24 home runs, 65 RBI and what would be a career-best.962 OPS. "I just try to go out there and enjoy myself as much as I can".

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Putin 'proud' of Russia's handling of World Cup

Croatis's president has been praised on social media after her emotional response to her nation's World Cup final defeat against France . Pouring Rain, no umbrella and Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic hugs every single player from Croatia and France , even if Croatia has just lost.

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England coasts to ODI series win over India behind Joe Root's century

Root and Morgan, the new batsmen in, steadied the English innings by keeping the scoreboard ticking. He said that England are not playing to prove a point. While the former Indian skipper stayed in the middle till the 47th over of the Indian chase, he could only score 37 runs off 59 balls, failing to up the ante, giving India a chance to pull off a win.

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Arsenal's Mesut Ozil to take part in Singapore preseason tour

Ozil is the most high-profile Arsenal player who is enjoying a post-World Cup break, with Emery having a majority of his players already available. "We are here to help every player". "They have the same holidays. He's coming with us to Singapore the first day". The only Arsenal players who could miss the tour are Switzerland duo Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner, Spain left-back Nacho Monreal, England's Danny Welbeck, Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina and new signing Lucas ...

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France's World Cup heroes arrive home to victory parade

Paul Pogba: Manchester United midfielder Pogba came to Russian Federation after an underwhelming season under Jose Mourinho, during which he was left out a number of times. Deschamps credited his star players for buying into a team mentality which was vital to their success. Sports Minister Laura Flessel told Europe-1 radio that the World Cup victory allows France's youth - like those in the poor suburbs where numerous players grew up - "to dare to believe in their dreams".

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Ronaldo quits Madrid for Turin

Ronaldo, who has signed a four-year deal, was greeted by ecstatic fans on "CR7 Day" in Turin, and he was quick to assure them that his hunger for success remains undimmed. However, Ronaldo, who won four of the last five Champions Leagues with his former club, will now head for the Allianz Stadium for medicals on Monday before facing journalists' questions at a media conference scheduled for 1630 GMT.

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Chelsea bid £50m for Jorginho as they move closer for Maurizio Sarri

Jorginho was one of Napoli's best players in finishing second in Serie A last season to Juventus . Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time. Chelsea are likely to pay around £50m, with further fees due in bonuses, to secure the Italy midfielder Jorginho and Sarri. "Now it depends on [Sarri] and Chelsea ".

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Croatia defender Domagoj Vida apologizes for pro-Ukraine comments

Without being arrogant, I think I have [proven myself to be one of the best defenders in the world]. "He played a really good World Cup". Lovren joined Liverpool from Southampton in 2014, and his performances for the Reds have since been largely criticised, as part of a characteristically shakey Liverpool back four.

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Chelsea sack manager Antonio Conte

Chelsea have since sacked manager Antonio Conte and appointed former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri , with Jorginho becoming his first signing. Conte and his staff leave as part of a £9m compensation package clear-out just 28 days before the start of the new league season.

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Argentina's Nestor Pitana to referee World Cup final

The final takes place on Sunday in Moscow. Neither is he the first Argentine to referee at both the opening and the final match of a World Cup . And this year was different in that it was the first World Cup in decades without a defining individual performance.

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Trump, May set for day of meetings after searing interview

I would actually say that she probably went the opposite way. "I would have done it much differently", he told the newspaper, which urged its readers to back Brexit before a referendum in June 2016. Trump also said that former Foreign Secretary Johnson - who disagrees with May on Brexit and resigned this week - would make a "great prime minister", adding: "I think he's got what it takes".

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England hailed as heroes after World Cup heartache

Despite not being in Russian Federation, the expectant mother has sent her father to the World Cup in her place. Asked if Southgate was in line for a knighthood, the PM's spokeswoman said: "In terms of honours, and things like that, there is an independent robust process for how that system works, so I can't speculate about that".

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Dejan Lovren Says He's One Of The Best Defenders In The World

He told beIN Sport: "People said I had a hard season but I don't agree with that". "Since I came in, maybe Dejan made three or four mistakes, two of them in the Tottenham game, maybe one in a Champions League game a year ago. We will never forget this. "Now we have a chance to do something even better". 'It was tough first-half. " Modric is not one of the best, [he is] the best midfield player in the world and if we win this World Cup he deserves the Ballon d'Or ".

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Djokovic into Wimbledon semi-final, blasts 'unnecessary' warnings

NOVAK DJOKOVIC reached his first grand-slam semi-final since the 2016 US Open and then warned he is close to the form which led to successive titles in 2014 and 2015. Djokovic broke Nishikori's serve seven times, and finished with six aces. Djukanovic, on holiday in Greece, posted a video to social media in which he indicated that "those who say "Nole" (Djokovic) has called for support for Croatia make me mad" and called the star an "idiot" for his stance.

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Reported 76ers 'Realistic' Trade Package Could Get Kawhi Leonard Deal Done

Would they move one of DeMar DeRozan or Kyle Lowry too? As the Kawhi Leonard trade rumblings continue to unfold, the Washington Post's Tim Bontemps surmises that the Toronto Raptors have " generated buzz " as a potential landing spot for the San Antonio Spurs' beleaguered star.

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Chelse strike deal for Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri and midfielder Jorginho

It is no secret that the club have been lining up a move for Maurizio Sarri to replace Antonio Conte , but a move for the former Napoli manager has not yet materialised. Sarri is employed by a club who has no use for him. The attacker hinted he partly blamed Conte for missing out on selection for Spain's squad for the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer.

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Donald Trump’s son Eric arrives at Aberdeen airport for golfing trip

More than 60,000 people have signed up to demonstrate in London on Friday when protesters intend to fly a large balloon over parliament portraying Trump as an orange, snarling baby. Trump has clashed in the past with May - even though she is a conservative who shares his view that defense spending should be raised - and with her predecessor, David Cameron, who challenged Trump's anti-Muslim campaign stance as "divisive, stupid and wrong".

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Ibrahimovic to don England jersey after losing Twitter bet to Beckham

I believe that they are perfectly able to go all the way". John Stones is continuing to dream of World Cup glory but knows Sweden present a formidable challenge for England in Saturday's quarter-final in Samara . However, England doubled their lead with another header, this one from Dele Alli at the back post. We had to score those of course but we were faced with a good team .

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Houston Rockets "Determined" To Sign Carmelo Anthony

The Thunder are working on trade scenarios where Anthony, 34, would be moved as an expiring contract and be waived, becoming a free agent once his $27.9 million 2017-18 salary clears waivers. ESPN's Dave McMenamin reported Paul and head coach Mike D'Antoni talked with Anthony's camp over the weekend. Mbah a Moute has been a defensive stalwart throughout his 10-year career, averaging almost a steal per game throughout his tenure in the league and eclipsing that mark three of the past four ...

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So easy for Serena as she rolls into quarter-finals

After a series of upsets in the women's singles tournament at Wimbledon , all of the top-10 seeds from the women's draw have been eliminated. Though she was able to halt Williams' momentum and a run of four successive games, Giorgi could not prevent her from forcing a third set, the 36-year-old letting out a huge roar as she clinched the second.

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Sweet 16 for Roger Federer at Wimbledon

Sometimes the obvious is invisible to the uncritical or dreaming eye. Since he exited Wimbledon at the first-round stage a year ago, Anderson has enjoyed a solid return, making four finals, including his deep run at the US Open where he finished runner-up to Rafael Nadal .

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Divers enter cave to bring out last trapped group

The Facebook page of the Thai Navy SEALs, who have been central to the rescue operation, was updated Monday night to say "two days, eight boars" - a reference to the Wild Boars, the name of the boys' soccer team. While the first group to be rescued has been reunited with their parents, officials said they had to meet from a distance ― "through glass". The operation to save the final five began at 10.08am local time (1.08pm AEST).

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England team 'like a family now', Kyle Walker says

Belgium , I thought, did great against Brazil - them going out was a great bonus for us. Before this year's installment, the Vatreni - in the midst of their own "Golden Generation" - had long-failed to replicate 1998's famed generation and shine on the global stage.

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Russian Federation 2018: Croatia Fear England’s Sterling In Semi-Final

Despite their last two matches going the distance, Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic insists his team will have plenty in the tank for the battle with England . "We should have finished the job before penalties, but maybe it's written in the stars that we have to go through the extra drama", said Luka Modric , whose penalty bounced off Subasic's hand and the post before entering the other side of the net.